Erling Haaland, a striker for Manchester City, claims that part of his rigorous overnight routine to preserve his excellent form for the triple champions includes sleeping with his lips taped shut.
Haaland has a peculiar nighttime regimen that involves applying the mouth tape and putting on blue light-blocking spectacles for three hours before bedtime.
The 23-year-old discussed his nighttime routines during an interview for YouTuber Logan Paul’s podcast, “Impaulsive,” about his nocturnal habits.
“Sleep, in my opinion, is the most important thing in the world. Simple measures like wearing blue-blocking glasses and turning off all the signals in the bedroom, in my opinion, are crucial for restful sleep, according to Haaland.
“You need to try taping your lips. I use it to sleep. Doing a lot of things is bad, but doing modest things every day for a while is beneficial.
Haaland said that he taped his lips to maximize breathing through his nostrils since blue light from electronic gadgets and other sources might interfere with sleep.
The 52 goals he scored in his first season with City, which saw them win the Champions League, Premier League, and FA Cup, demonstrate that the Norwegian star’s sleep regimen is obviously effective.
His 36 Premier League goals last season set a competition record for a single season.
Haaland has previously admitted that his success was aided by his diet of cow’s heart and liver as well as a beverage prepared from milk, kale, and spinach.